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Thinking about restoration, but what kind of bike is this?

#1 2009-12-21 5:33pm

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Thinking about restoration, but what kind of bike is this?

I know it's a Haro Master...thinking it might be a 1985.  From what I remember it was half white and the back was chrome.  It had white mags and the levers were blue.

It's a bit rusty...is it even worth pursuing?  Anybody know what model it is?

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h113/ahaughn/HPIM3455.jpg
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#2 2009-12-21 5:37pm

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Re: Thinking about restoration, but what kind of bike is this?

That's a 1986 Haro Master.
Needs some love - but a great bike!

Some nice parts on there too.


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#3 2009-12-21 5:38pm

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sweet ano nippons dude


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#4 2009-12-21 5:42pm

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soak it in piss and the rust will come off.

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#5 2009-12-21 5:42pm

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Re: Thinking about restoration, but what kind of bike is this?

Yes, what Chromey said!

If you have the time and money its well worth the restoration in my opinion. Give it an OA bath and see what you have left to clean. Good luck and fun!

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#6 2009-12-21 5:49pm

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Cranks alone are worth the restore...


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#7 2009-12-23 3:30pm

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Re: Thinking about restoration, but what kind of bike is this?

any idea what it would be worth?...the whole thing.  Not sure I have the time to devote nor have I ever done anything like this before.

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#8 2009-12-23 3:37pm

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Re: Thinking about restoration, but what kind of bike is this?

I also have this...I guess I should post a for sale ad...

I also have the perches and levers.  Paint was stripped off of them - they were blue, I think.

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#9 2009-12-23 3:40pm

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Re: Thinking about restoration, but what kind of bike is this?

HOLY CRAP!!!


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#10 2009-12-23 4:01pm

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Frame is rusty and looks pitted.... you should give it to me... I would keep it as a rider, clean and paint. cool

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#11 2009-12-23 4:22pm

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oooooh, what a great project. That should come right back to life again smile

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#12 2009-12-23 5:04pm

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Re: Thinking about restoration, but what kind of bike is this?

unfit4society wrote:

soak it in piss and the rust will come off.

That's alot of piss. If you do that make sure to use your friends house.
Rob

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#13 2009-12-23 5:46pm

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Re: Thinking about restoration, but what kind of bike is this?

Not a bad find, kinda rough but if you're going to paint it, it'd be an easy resto. Having it re-chromed would be rather expensive unless you go for the spray-can walmart chrome and it would look worse than $hit. I'd paint it. As far as getting rust off of it I use drain opener. Works great and it's available at any dollor store fairly cheap. I have an old hot tub I got for free off of craigslist full of a 50/50 mix of dollor store drain opener and water. I just soak a frame overnight and it comes out looking a million times better.

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#14 2009-12-23 5:50pm

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Re: Thinking about restoration, but what kind of bike is this?

Or If you're anywhere close to Indiana I'd offer you a frame trade for my '86 'goose Californian.

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#15 2009-12-23 8:07pm

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will you sell that beat up ol seat?


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#16 2009-12-23 8:21pm

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seat actually looks pretty decent.

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#17 2009-12-23 8:55pm

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Re: Thinking about restoration, but what kind of bike is this?

I am the owl... wrote:

Cranks alone are worth the restore...

that what I was thinking it has some nice parts besides the cranks. definitely worth saving that HARO!


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#18 2009-12-23 9:03pm

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Re: Thinking about restoration, but what kind of bike is this?

save it!!!

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#19 2009-12-24 12:56pm

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Re: Thinking about restoration, but what kind of bike is this?

I'm parting it out...I've had this bike since I was young and the frame is a result of a teenager (me) using paint thinner for the first time...oops sad

I would list prices, but it seems that isn't allowed unless it's posted in the for sale section...serial number is 85123158

Frame
forks with pegs
seat
right lever/perch
left lever/perch
Group 1 stem
Group 1 crank w/ pedals
sprocket
Anodized Blue Nippons

I'm having trouble removing the pedal stems from the center crank piece...any ideas?  I removed the bolt, but it seems like they're stuck.

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#20 2009-12-24 1:04pm

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Re: Thinking about restoration, but what kind of bike is this?

Sweet. I will take it. big_smile


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#21 2009-12-24 1:57pm

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2nd dibs!!


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#22 2009-12-24 2:56pm

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Re: Thinking about restoration, but what kind of bike is this?

outskirtscustoms wrote:

Not a bad find, kinda rough but if you're going to paint it, it'd be an easy resto. Having it re-chromed would be rather expensive unless you go for the spray-can walmart chrome and it would look worse than $hit. I'd paint it. As far as getting rust off of it I use drain opener. Works great and it's available at any dollor store fairly cheap. I have an old hot tub I got for free off of craigslist full of a 50/50 mix of dollor store drain opener and water. I just soak a frame overnight and it comes out looking a million times better.

I'll give it a try.  Does it have to be mixed 50/50 ?

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#23 2009-12-24 3:05pm

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Re: Thinking about restoration, but what kind of bike is this?

dude, no offense meant but drain cleaner sounds like a bad idea.

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#24 2009-12-24 3:08pm

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Re: Thinking about restoration, but what kind of bike is this?

unfit4society wrote:

dude, no offense meant but drain cleaner sounds like a bad idea.

What do you recommend using?  I'm a newbie and have never restored anything before.  I'm also on a budget...and on the fence as to whether I should restore it or sell it.  If removing the rust is easy then all I need are some bars and mags to make her original once again.

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#25 2009-12-24 3:20pm

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Re: Thinking about restoration, but what kind of bike is this?

Dude,
Dont sell it. If you got about $150 total to throw at it, it will be such a gem.

When does ANYONE here think you will run into a full OG complete master team model, short the bars and mags-spokes?

Dude, this bike is amazing, and you have no idea what you have. This thing in the condition it is in is not going to bring you any coin, but for someone like me who'd toss elbow grease at it, it could be......

Restore it, toss out $50-$75 for the bars and another $100 for decent mags. and maybe $25 for decals. Then it is jsut elbow grease and a paint job from there. This thing could fetch ya about a g note after labor and small investment.

You will be sorry if you sell it, I am sure of that.

Editing for the sweet anodized nippons. RARE AS HELL!!!! See the restoration section for tips on how to get the rust off for CHEAP! For those of us on a budget.

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